Category Archives: Statistics

18 Successful Home-School Alums

These days there is debate about the best forum for children to receive quality education: public schools, charter schools, private schools, school vouchers, and on and on. Home schooling, while still fringe, is growing in popularity, and some studies have even shown that home-schoolers perform better on standardized tests than public school students. According to […]

Back-to-School 101: Home schooling continues to grow

BETHEL, Vt. – Madie Feeney of Bethel is going to be junior. During the school year, her kitchen is her classroom. “The first year was really rough. At first I didn’t want to be home-schooled. I thought I would miss going to school and seeing all my friends,” Madie said. Several of her courses this […]

Homeschooling Grows Nationwide

Homeschooling Continues to Grow in Popularity Nationwide The number of children being homeschooled in America has increased by 75 percent over the past 14 years in all states, according to a report in the online journal Education News. While only four percent of all school children nationwide are educated at home, “the number of primary […]

At Home Classrooms Filling Up

Homeschool students typically score between the 65th and 89th percentile on placement exams. Students at traditional schools average on the 50th percentile. College recruiters are acting on these numbers: Students from “non-traditional education environments” get into college and earn four-year degrees at much higher rates than those from public and private schools. “Homeschoolers are actively […]

Homeschooling On The Rise in Virginia

Amy Wilson says she didn’t choose home schooling; her son did. “My son chose home schooling when he was about 3. I didn’t realize that’s what was happening at the time. We tried having him go to preschool, and it was not a good fit for him,” said Wilson, the government affairs director for the […]

Report: Homeschooling Growing 7 Times Faster Than Public School Enrollment

As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools. A recent report in Education News states that, since […]

Homeschool Enrollment Explodes

Absolutely no one I know is satisfied with the education their children are getting in public schools. But most of the people I talk to with young kids have two parents that work full time outside the house and are unable to homeschool their children. But a lot of parents are making the sacrifice as […]